Here’s the set up of the system we’ll be using in the advanced class.
Because I like to have a label for everything (it really does help me, and hopefully is useful to others, as well.), here are some of the terms I’ll be using:
MIDAS – the name of this curriculum, standing for Music, Improv, Dance, Acting, and Singing (may become “Stage” instead).
TAS – (Theatrical Areas of Study) kind of self-explanatory.
There are 6 categories the TAS fall under: Acting, Music, Dance, Creativity/Leadership, Theatre Design, Tech Design. (See previous post for the TAS under these categories.)
Each student must complete at least 3 TAS to receive a “Pass” certification. You may complete more. If this proves to be an effective system, you may complete more over a span of years. For each level you complete (beyond a “pass”), there will be a certificate (that may count for high school credits; not sure how this works) and maybe a treat…
Completion of 5 or more TAS: Certificate of Proficiency
10 or more TAS: Certificate of Apprenticeship
15 or more TAS: Certificate of Expertise
20 or more TAS: Certificated of Journeyman (or woman)
5 TAS completed in a single category: Certificate of Mastery within that category.
I’m working now to standardize each TAS so they require no more than 3 in-class hours and 6 out-of-class hours.
Students, be prepared to choose your first 3 TAS on the 13th of September; if you have any questions, you may ask at anytime.